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post #1 of 6 Old 10-25-2016, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Homemand Tire Balancing stand?

Anyone built one, plans, directions?

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Anyone built one, plans, directions?
Couple of jack stands and your axle works.


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I built one out of a two by four and a Marc Parnes balancer. I made mine so it could either be free standing, or else I could clamp it into a Black and Decker Workmate. The balancer is 16" high, 15" wide, and the legs are 17" long.

Here are more photos of it in my album: https://www.stromtrooper.com/members/...ing-stand.html
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Couple of jack stands and your axle works.
This.

Or a couple 5-gallon buckets (turned upside down) and axle works. That's what I use. Learned that from (Barry?), who used to frequent this forum often (thanks).

Nice and easy and nothing additional to store. I'm amazed how well this process works. Well enough that a single 1/4 ounce weight (in addition to those needed to balance the tire-wheel assembly), will cause the assembly to go noticeably out of balance during the balancing process.

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I repurposed some crap I had laying around the garage and some salvaged rollerblade bearings. Wheel bearings don't always spin freely enough. With this setup, you can drive yourself crazy balancing to 1/8 ounce increments if you want.

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I think we have the same jack stands bw
I used an eye bolt to attach the axle bearings to the stands; I remove the pipe and put the pin through the eye and tighten the bolt a bit.
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